Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the Covid-19 pandemic rampages around the world organisations are finding novel ways to stop it from spreading.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Subway systems carry a lot of people in confined spaces. That’s what makes them...

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Commercial supersonic flights get nearer after NASA green lights X-59 build

Commercial supersonic flights get nearer after NASA green lights X-59 build

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Commercial supersonic flights ended last century after Concorde was cancelled, but Lockheed and NASA wants to bring it back and they’ve created a new X-Plane to do it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Concorde, the world’s first...

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Travelling at Mach speeds underground edges closer as Boring Co completes Vegas tunnel

Travelling at Mach speeds underground edges closer as Boring Co completes Vegas tunnel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Travelling at Mach speeds underground might soon be a reality, and Elon Musk is getting closer to realising it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s excavation of a transportation tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention...

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UK to ban the sale of combustion engine cars as early as 2032

UK to ban the sale of combustion engine cars as early as 2032

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transportation accounts for a significant percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, and the UK government is setting some of the most ambitious targets in the world to de-carbonise their economy.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we...

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Lexus’ awesome Hoverboard goes on permanent display in the US

Lexus’ awesome Hoverboard goes on permanent display in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the things we thought of as sci-fi are now sci-fact, but some are more ready for commercialisation than others.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015, Lexus, who in another world first recently got...

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Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Retrofitting older buildings, car parks, and roads with supercharger networks will be expensive, so these robots bring the charging points to you instead.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the problems of owning an electric car...

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Fully autonomous truck goes unaided coast to coast in an American first

Fully autonomous truck goes unaided coast to coast in an American first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All vehicles are going autonomous, and this is the first time a fully autonomous truck has successfully gone coast to coast across America.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Frankly there hasn’t been much interesting news recently when...

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World’s first fully pilotless commercial aircraft takes off from France

World’s first fully pilotless commercial aircraft takes off from France

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everyone tells us aircraft can fly by themselves, now they really can, and this is just the first step of that transition.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve all heard and read about the arrival of autonomous...

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Uber’s breakthrough problem solving AI learns by creating then solving its own problems

Uber’s breakthrough problem solving AI learns by creating then solving its own problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solving problems is hard and requires a different set of skills – human skills. Now Uber’s AI is getting those same skills, but in an exponential way.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine an Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Physicist proposes radical new Stellar Engine that could move an entire universe

Physicist proposes radical new Stellar Engine that could move an entire universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Given the right tools you can move anything, including a universe, and now a physicist has developed a new stellar engine concept.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I love crazy ideas, because in most cases those ideas...

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Audi spin out Holoride unveils its amazing in car VR experience

Audi spin out Holoride unveils its amazing in car VR experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As cars eventually die, and autonomous vehicles become pods on wheels, we’ll need to find new ways to entertain ourselves and the kids.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As car companies, like Audi and Toyota, among others,...

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BigRep unveil the world’s first fully 3D printed electric car

BigRep unveil the world’s first fully 3D printed electric car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s only a matter of time before we can 3D print an entire car, no matter how complex it is, in one run complete with embedded electronics, power, and sensors.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One day...

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McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While even the best and brightest minds can try to imagine life thirty years in the future the likelihood is that what’s possible will make even today’s grandest concepts rather tame.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. McLaren...

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Volkswagen to test its quantum computer powered satnav in real traffic

Volkswagen to test its quantum computer powered satnav in real traffic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers are insanely powerful new types of computers that excel at optimisation problems – such as traffic management.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Volkswagen has announced plans to “test a quantum computer powered navigation app” in Lisbon next...

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Skies beckon as NASA takes delivery of it’s first all electric X-Plane

Skies beckon as NASA takes delivery of it’s first all electric X-Plane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Big improvements in the energy density of batteries mean that all electric aircraft are now becoming a possibility.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Anyone who’s anyone in the aviation industry, from Airbus and Boeing to Rolls Royce,...

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Boeing and Porsche team up to build flying cars for the rich

Boeing and Porsche team up to build flying cars for the rich

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The race is on to capture the publics imagination and create concepts for the next generation of transportation – flying cars.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It looks like no one wants to be disrupted in the...

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Dutch startup unveils the world’s first long range commercial solar car

Dutch startup unveils the world’s first long range commercial solar car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future cars won’t run on batteries, now we have a pathway to create solar panels with up to 80% efficiency the future is battery-less.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been saying for a long...

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Hypersonic flight a step closer after revolutionary British hypersonic engine aces tests

Hypersonic flight a step closer after revolutionary British hypersonic engine aces tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of flight isn’t just supersonic, it’s hypersonic, and a new British hypersonic engine just aced its tests bringing it a step closer to commercial flight.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic planes, like the stunning...

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Watch the world’s largest 3D printer print a 25 foot boat

Watch the world’s largest 3D printer print a 25 foot boat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing improves sustainability, lets us print products on demand and eliminate global supply chains, and revolutionises manufacturing. Now it’s scaling.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Boeing said many years ago that one day they’d like to...

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General Motors starts is using AI to design its future cars

General Motors starts is using AI to design its future cars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New Creative Machines can design and innovate new products thousands times faster than humans, and the products they create use less material and are often more sustainable.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So called creative machines, machines...

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